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The table below is a list of Major changes.
|Updated content with FY2023 Program Numbers||View Here|
|Updated content for Construction Value Engineering Change Proposal (VECP).||Compare Here|
|Added new Acceptance of Traffic Signal Work content, including pay item list and form.||View Here|
|Updated content to remove references to FHWA Projects of Division Interest (PoDI) and replaced with FHWA Risk-Based Project Involvement (RBPI). References now link to the FHWA Risk-Based Project Involvement (RBPI) Stewardship & Oversight Plan (S&O Plan) page which contains instructions on how to locate each project's S&O Plan in ProjectWise to determine FHWA involvement.||View Here|
|Updated Construction Claims Procedure document with July 2022 version.||View Here|
|Updated temporary special markings price negotiation costs||Compare Here|
|Added the AASHTOWare Project Construction & Materials Software Manual (Wiki) to the left sidebar of the Construction Manual Wiki||View Here|
|Updated Durable Pavement Markings and Uniform Price Adjustment, Regular Dry Paint, and Low Temperature Waterborne Paint sections||Compare Here|
|Updated Documentation Guide 2022||View Here|
|Updated table to project Holiday Traffic Safety Provisions and Closures dates to 2030||View Here|
|Updated contents of entire section 109.07 Final Inspection, Acceptance, and Final Payment||Compare Here|
|Updated contents of entire section 107.09 Archeological and Historical Findings||Compare Here|
|Created new subsection "Sediment Discharge into Waters of the State of Michigan"||View Here|
|Added new section Design Errors and updated information in the Premium Costs for Design Errors and Field Issues||Compare Here|
|Updated content in Section 103.02 Construction Contract Modification Process Overview||Compare Here|
|Updated the Indirect Testing coding for FY 2022||View Here|
|Added new section for Construction Contract and Construction Engineering Phase Funding Revisions as well as LAP Project Considerations update regarding the same||Compare Here|
|Updated information in section 108.01 Subcontracting of Contract Work||Compare Here|
|Updated Trunk Line and Local Agency Program Boilerplate Preconstruction Meeting Minutes - 2021||View Here|
|Replaced all information for 108.05 Progress Schedule section||Compare Here|
|Updated Final Estimates information and replaced Figure 109-1||Compare Here|
|Removed table and updated Standard Naming Convention Alpha/Numeric lists||Compare Here|
|Updated content on Requirements for FHWA Review on Projects of Division Interest (PoDI) and added image for clarity.||Compare Here|
|Updated content on Structural Fabrication Quality Manual page.||Compare Here|
|Updated Boilerplate Progress Clause Template document link (revision June 2021)||View Here|
|Added 2021 MQAP content||View Here|
|Created Section 107.01 Laws to be Observed||View Here|
|Clarification of Prerequisites for Office Tech Certification||Compare Here|
|Updated Final Estimates information||Compare Here|
|Created new Digital Calculations for Payment section under Division 1, Section 104||View Here|
|Added the Site Activation/Deactivation information||Compare Here|
|Updated information under Item #6, Site Activation/Deactivation||Compare Here|
A definition to the types of changes that you might see in the Construction Manual can be found under Content Revision Procedures, Types of Changes.
The table below is a list of Minor changes.
|Updated alpha/numeric standard naming convention lists as of 11/30/2022||View Here|
|Added clarification of acceptable documentation for Force Account Labor on State Funded projects with no Federal Prevailing Wages.||Compare Here|
|Added verbiage stating preconstruction meetings must not be conducted prior to award of the project.||Compare Here|
|Updated Permanent Pavement Markings payment table to include 2022 prices||Compare Here|
|Updated moisture content change information under Measurement and Payment||Compare Here|
|Updated link to public-facing website for DRB and updated pdf file as of July 2022||Compare Here|
|Updated Certified Engineer List to June 2022||View Here|
|Updated lead times for Steel Pipe pile in excess of 14 inches diameter..., Concrete Beams, and added Precast Box Culverts and Ductile Iron Watermain||Compare Here|
|Added new Turbidity Curtain section||View Here|
|Updated content and added samples||Compare Here|
|Updated Certified Engineer List to April 2022||View Here|
|Updated DRB Process Flowchart to 2022||View Here|
|Updated and reorganized section to clarifying information||Compare Here|
|Updated alpha/numeric standard naming convention lists as of 2/17/2022||View Here|
|Updated Certified Engineer List for February 2022||View Here|
|Updated Typical Long-Lead Items table Lead Times for Delineator and 3# U-Channel Posts||Compare Here|
|Updated Final Project Review Report User Guide to September 2020 version||Compare Here|
|Updated/added Typical Long-Lead Items times for Guardrail-Steel||Compare Here|
|Added Archeological and Historical Findings resource||View Here|
|Updated 2012 to 2020 Spec Book reference||View Here|
|Updated Certified Engineer List for December 2021||View Here|
|Updated all content.||Compare Here|
This manual provides guidance to administrative, engineering, and technical staff. Engineering practice requires that professionals use a combination of technical skills and judgment in decision making. Engineering judgment is necessary to allow decisions to account for unique site-specific conditions and considerations to provide high quality products, within budget, and to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. This manual provides the general operational guidelines; however, it is understood that adaptation, adjustments, and deviations are sometimes necessary. Innovation is a key foundational element to advance the state of engineering practice and develop more effective and efficient engineering solutions and materials. As such, it is essential that our engineering manuals provide a vehicle to promote, pilot, or implement technologies or practices that provide efficiencies and quality products, while maintaining the safety, health, and welfare of the public. It is expected when making significant or impactful deviations from the technical information from these guidance materials, that reasonable consultations with experts, technical committees, and/or policy setting bodies occur prior to actions within the timeframes allowed. It is also expected that these consultations will eliminate any potential conflicts of interest, perceived or otherwise. MDOT Leadership is committed to a culture of innovation to optimize engineering solutions. The National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics for Engineering is founded on six fundamental canons. Those canons are provided below. Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall:
- Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
- Perform Services only in areas of their competence.
- Issue public statement only in an objective and truthful manner.
- Act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.
- Avoid deceptive acts.
- Conduct themselves honorably, reasonably, ethically and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.
This manual has been formatted and organized to follow the MDOT Standard Specifications outline with divisions and sections set up to facilitate easy cross referencing.
Additional information about the Wiki Construction Manual and submitting revision suggestions is located in the MDOT Construction Manual Content Revision Procedures page.